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What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections?

Our home is Northern Virginia and Denver, Colorado. If you are traveling without pets, the most direct route is through Johannesburg, South Africa (26 hours approximately). Otherwise, with pets, we go through Frankfurt or Dubai which increases the time significantly (+10 hours). - Nov 16, 2017
St. Petersburg, FL. Trip is about 24 hours, with connections through Atlanta and Johannesburg or 27 hours through DC/NY and Joburg (via Dakar/Accra). There are no direct flights from Zambia to Europe or the States. - Jan 4, 2017
Orlando, Florida. It takes about 21 hours from Orlando through Dubai to Lusaka. - Jun 8, 2016
Washington, DC. No direct flights, connections in Amsterdam, Dubai, or Johannesburg. The Johannesburg route is faster but the flight from the U.S. is long. Expect the trip to take 18-26 hours. - May 17, 2016
East coast. Most people either fly to/through South Africa and onward to Europe and then to the U.S. or to/through South Africa (Jo'burg) on a non-stop to Atlanta, which is one of the longest flights around. It's a brutal 16 hours and 55 minutes, but it does get you to the U.S. earlier by a few hours. It's a toss-up as to which is the less uncomfortable route and everyone has an opinion. Either way, it will be well over 24 hours, easy. - Mar 3, 2015
Washington DC - 20 hours with a stopover in London, Amsterdam, or South Africa. - Aug 22, 2014
Washington DC. There are a number of options but the two most used are the Delta Flight from Washington to Amsterdam (8 hrs), with a 6 hour lay over before the flight from Amsterdam to Lusaka (9-10 hrs). This seems to be the preferred flight. You can also do Washington-Johannesburg-Lusaka which takes about 28 hours total time with layovers. - Jan 29, 2014
Home base is Florida. It is a long trip whether one flies through Europe or straight to South Africa first then onward to Lusaka. There are more than a few options for connections and flights, so time to post depends on your choice of airlines and flights. - Apr 25, 2013
Takes approximately 36 hours to fly from Lusaka to the USA, either via South Africa or via Europe. Air travel from here is expensive - about $2000 round trip to get back to the USA. - Jul 9, 2010